Dinosaur King is what I wanna be

Dinosaurs are the coolest. If you don’t agree that dinosaurs are the tightest thing to walk the Earth, I’m not sure we can be friends. Regardless of your thoughts on dinos, I’m back to tell you all about dinos and make some waves in regards to deck building standards. Later I’ll briefly explain my absence. Let’s go! Continue reading “Dinosaur King is what I wanna be”

Deck of the day: Ryan Pasnik’s Top 8 Paleos

I’m sure that nobody is excited about Predaplants, Invoked or Frightfurs because I haven’t heard anything except people complaining about how broken Rat is. Ryan Pasnik, a personal friend of mine, went 8-1 against Zoodiac at the YCS this past weekend with Paleos and the only loss to Zoodiac was in Top 8 in time. Let’s take a look at one effective way to beat Zoo. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Ryan Pasnik’s Top 8 Paleos”

Set Review: Raging Tempest Part 1

Raging Tempest is out. Zoodiacs are out. The world is over. The rat is named Ratpier. Yugioh has gone to the dogs. Three secrets are Zoodiac cards that you need at least two copies of. Welcome to the RATE set review. It’s been out since Friday and we’ve had a weekend to see the good decks but let’s take a look at the set even though you probably know all the good cards, anyways. In this part I’m going to go over the notable super, ultra and secret rares. The next part will be the notable commons and rares. Let’s-a-go. Continue reading “Set Review: Raging Tempest Part 1”

Deck of the day: Burning Shiranui

If you’ve read anything I’ve written before, you probably know I’m not a fan of more than 40 cards. There’s one Magic writer that always includes his spicy sixty-first card, which is less impactful than a 41st and I cringe at the thought of going over the 60-card minimum there. Not long ago, Murray got 6th place at a regional with Burning Shiranui. Who is Murray? I’m assuming he’s from England because the regional was in Newcastle, England and was only 45ish people but that doesn’t mean the deck isn’t a good deck. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Burning Shiranui”

Zoodiacs are coming to invade the meta

zodiacbeastdrancia-rate-jp-urI can’t find any official information on their names but let’s take a look at Zoodiacs. They’re dominating in the OCG and do quite some crazy combos. I briefly skimmed them when they were first translated, saw that you can Xyz Summon the Xyz with just one material, saw that Rat was broken and promptly ignored them because I don’t play OCG and I don’t want to put money into the pockets of those that make money from people hyping up stuff that will come out in like four months for us. Let’s get into the new meta post RATE. Continue reading “Zoodiacs are coming to invade the meta”

Mermails are okay.

bahamut-sharkMermails are nothing new and Patrick Hoban is also not new. Mermail have been at least a decent deck since their release when Atlantean Dragoons and Deep Sea Diva were unlimited before Neptabyss existed. Hoban recently made Top 4 at the ARGCS with Toadally Mermail, Froggy Mermail, Atlantean Mermail + Toadally Awesome, whatever you want to call it, the deck has Mermail cards, Atlantean cards and a small Frog engine. Let’s take a look at the deck, Hoban’s specific choices and how well Mermail stack up against the current meta. Continue reading “Mermails are okay.”

Deck of the day: Metalfoes Kozmo

KozmoDarkDestroyer-DOCS-EN-ScR-1ESomeone messaged me on Facebook asking if I could look at Kozmo Metalfoes and I’m more than happy to. If you have a request, let me know and I’ll see if I can do it. Kozmos haven’t seen much play since Dark Destroyer was limited but some people were putting Dark Ladies in pendulum decks, so why not put pendulums in your Kozmo deck? You can destroy your ships to float down and you can Pendulum Summon everything but Tincan and Dark Destroyer. Let’s get into the deck. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Metalfoes Kozmo”

Deck of the day: Metalfoes Yang Zing

baxiabrightnessoftheyangzing-duea-en-scr-1eEverybody likes dragons, right? I don’t know what it is about dragons but everybody thinks they’re cool. Even my two-year-old that doesn’t know the difference between dragons and dinosaurs likes them. Unfortunately, today is not about dragons. Duelist Alliance brought us Shaddolls and Tellars, that use Fusion Summoning and Xyz Summoning, respectively. The TCG also got Burning Abyss, a second Xyz archetype but this was Rank 3 focused. Later we would get Qliphorts, a Pendulum archetype and Nekroz, a Ritual archetype. All of these decks were at least competitive. Where is the Synchro archetype? Konami messed up with Yang Zing. They’re Wyrm-Type and are the DUEA Synchro archetype. Now that they have Denglong and Metalfoes, is it time for them to compete? Let’s learn how the deck works. Continue reading “Deck of the day: Metalfoes Yang Zing”

Set review: Invasion: Vengeance part 1

inov-boosterenIt’s finally time for the INOV set review. For those new here, the usual structure is fairly simple, I go over 40 cards, then the next 40, then the 20 WP cards at the end but this time I’m going to do it a little differently. I’m going to go over the eight secrets, 10 ultras and 14 supers in part one, and then in part two, the 18 rares and 46 commons. It leads to longer articles but I think that fewer parts are better. The World Premier cards (WP) are going to be marked, meaning they’re OCG imports or TCG exclusives (for now.) Cards without a competitive rating aren’t viable. Let’s go. Continue reading “Set review: Invasion: Vengeance part 1”